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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Meet the Owner - Frances Kweller
As Featured in JHP:
Frances Kweller, Esq is the founder and CEO of Kweller Test
Prep ad Educational Services. Mrs. Kweller graduated from New York
University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Education in 2004 and from Hofstra University
School of Law in 2008. She passed the NYS bar exam on her first try, becoming the
first attorney in her family.
Soon after, she simultaneously launched a low
cost legal service and what is now known as “Kweller Test Prep” in her
childhood neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens.
Her company now has two
locations in New York City and has helped over 2,000 families
get their children into the high schools and colleges of their dreams. In 2012,
Mrs. Kweller launched the First in Family Fund, a registered non-profit 501c3
designed to help underprivileged students pay for college applications,
tutoring, test preparation and expenses associated with college campus visits.
“Enough wasn’t being done [at school], so I founded Kweller Prep to fill in the
gaps.” says Kweller.
She was heavily involved in the Jewish Heritage Programs (JHP)
while a student at NYU and is honored to be giving back as an alumni mentor
“It was a hard road
to get to where I am today. I went through a lot of changes, personally and
professionally. No one I knew was a female entrepreneur or lawyer, and I took a
lot of risks to get to where I am today, but I never lost faith in myself or in
my abilities to be the person who creates positive change around her," she adds.
to be a great role model, an amazing daughter and incredible wife and someday
mother. Hundreds of kids walk through the doors of Kweller Prep; parents trust
us with their most prized possessions- their children – and we certainly do not
take that responsibility lightly. "
As of 2015, Kweller Prep has been certified as a 100% women owned business (WBE Women Business Enterprise) in New York City and New York State. Frances Kweller is also the visionary and founder of the First in Family Fund, which became a certified 501C nonprofit earlier that same year.
Although still in its early stages, Frances looks forward to FIFF growing as a scholarship for students when they need it most -in grades 9-12- years before the college application process actually begins!
When asked if Kweller wants to further expand her tutoring
business, she responds, “Anything is possible, but I will never sacrifice
quality for quantity.”